What does all of that have in common? It and more happened at the shop yesterday.
All of the aluminum in the truck of the Thug got polished up.
I needed more loose weight as I’d been borrowing from 00Joe and Dennis Breeden, so bought a couple dumbbells and chopped off the ends.
Photo is upside down, they weigh 11.1 pounds each.
I bought an aluminum trailer from Jim Bailey, but since his car was much shorter, I didn’t have enough angle for front straps, and damaged the paint on the Thug. Yesterday I cut 3″ holes through the aluminum floor and took a high speed bit to it to shape for 6,000 pound recessed D-Rings. A few bolt holes, carriage bolts and impact wrench to drive nuts on and I’m now good to go.
Moving onto my 1960 Plymouth, the Leaning Tower of Power was pulled in favor of an approximate 450 hp 383 that was in the Thug when it was a street racer 15 years ago. The 383 was assembled as far as it can go until another parts delivery arrives. Also found a bent push rod a two bad rocker adjusters, so they were ordered.
Also painted and wrapped the low mileage and strong 6-banger that came out of the Plymouth, before putting it into the shed.
I bought a set of like new black leather seats from a 2-door BMW and installed into my 78 Magnum. They looked great in the car but my “Full-Figured” ass was too wide to be comfortable. So they were yanked out in favor of new leather aftermarket, which took 3.5 months to get here.
Wrapped these seats, which are for sale. If you have a Muscle Car with black interior, there’s nothing like the comfort of modern power seats.
These are the aftermarket leather seats. No power, and they have a satin look to them, which maybe leather conditioner might shine up, but they’re very comfortable.
Also found a couple of hours to mow my 5 acres and wash Zero turn.
Fixin to head out to the shop for another very full day.